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The One and Original Country Bear Shirt Coming to the Disney Parks Online Store from June 23-29, 2014

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


I love classic Disney attractions and the Country Bear Jamboree is no exception. I recently saw the show again during the Rock Your Disney Side Party at Magic Kingdom Park and loved singing along (I should sing those tunes during karaoke). The attraction had originally been designed as a show for the never built Mineral King ski resort in the 1960s. It opened in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in October 1971, and eventually made its way to Disney Parks around the world (seeing it in Japan in 2002 was incredible!). To salute this classic show, we are releasing the next Disney Parks’ attraction poster T-shirt on the Disney Parks online store from Monday, June 23 through Sunday, June 29.


The original attraction poster was designed by Jim Michaelson, Marc Davis, and Eddie Martinez. Disney Design Group artist Richard Terpstra used elements of that poster when designing the shirt, which will be printed on a Hanes Beefy T-shirt.


Guests can order the T-shirt starting June 23 by visiting Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery (yes, we now have a shorter delivery window!).


Besides the classic country music, the thing I remember most about the Country Bear Jamboree is the image found on this classic lunchbox (I’m sure I’m not alone).



  • Sure do miss the original Country Bears show and the Christmas show, too. Saw the condensed version at Rock Your Disney Side and it’s just not the same.

    But I do like the “Beefy” version of the shirts as opposed to the thin shirts they sell on property. Thanks for remembering the classics!

  • It’s June 23rd and I’m not seeing this on disneystore yet. Any ideas why?

  • Is this a beefy Hanes tee? My COP tee wasn’t beefy which is why I ask.

  • what are the odds of ever having some of these super cool shirts made in 4x

  • I love the Country Bear Jamboree and this shirt looks like the greatest thing ever. It’e one of my favorite attractions; I love the classics. Great job on the design. My only personal criticism is that its printed on Hanes Beefy-T. I’ve never been a fan of Hanes Beefy T’s. I wish it came in a soft, athletic fit, lightweight shirt, but thats just my personal preference.

  • Loved the Country Bears at Disneyland, especially when we would get the Counfry Bears Vacation in the summer (let’s all sing together – ” I wish we all could be California Bears…” ) and the Holiday version in December. I look for Melvin, Buff, and Max each time I’m on the Pooh ride.

    Please continue to offer these in the Hanes Beefy T’s – the thinner fabric shirts do not fit the same sizing.

    I hope these will continue for the rest of 2014 !! I look forward to more great designs from Richard!!

  • Big Al was my Father’s favorite character — he laughed every single time. I still think of Dad every time I hear “Blood on the Saddle”. 🙂

    • @Kevin – What a nice memory. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • I miss “The Bears” as we used to call them.My favorite thing was watching the delight in every toddles eyes as they watched the show.

  • “Howdy Folks!” This is great news! I have been waiting to see when this was going to go online…love Country Bears. I’m not a fan of the “Beefy” shirt material, but oh well. I’d prefer something a little thinner. That being said, it’s great CBJ is the next t-shirt offering.

    • @Patti – Glad to hear you are happy with the design. I’ll share your feedback about the shirt with the development team.

  • Yet another excellent shirt in this collection! I’ve yet to miss one of the attraction poster shirts! I’ve gotten a lot of great comments on my other ones and I look forward to this one as well! Keep them coming!

    • @Ray – Thank you for the comment and the kind words. I’ll share your thoughts with the team.

  • I wish they’d bring the Bears back to Disneyland, but I’ll settle for the shirt. How can you not smile when you think about the Country Bear Jamboree?!?

  • Love the Lunchbox!

    It would be nice if they made a Duffy sized tee with the lunchbox logo.

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